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Gulbuddin’s second coming: old Afghan warhorse back in fray

When Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a famous figure on the Afghan jihadist scene in the 1980s, appears in Kabul after an absence of over two decades, it’s big news. The man, his timing, his controversial past… all have combined to create a wave of excitement and anticipation that an inflection point in the Afghan war is upon […]